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We performed a comparison between ARIS BPA and Bonita based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Business Process Design solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed ARIS BPA vs. Bonita report (Updated: September 2022).
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is the process documentation. For us, ARIS is a lifestyle more than a tool. It helps us learn how to think and how to plan for our system.""It provides the discovery functionality, and you can have a simulation on top of it to get your design corrected to ensure that it is within the right state of parameters. It is a complete package that you can use from strategy to execution because you have the design layer, and within the design, you can also do analytics.""ARIS BPA provides very good visibility and control of processes because we have a concurrent license system. As a result, every person in our company and group is able to look at the published processes.""The shared repository allows for cross-functional cooperation instead of doing things in a silo. You can operate cross-functionally and really work end-to-end, instead of dividing everything up on a functional basis.""We also have relationships specified with our IT systems and our organizational chart. That makes it possible to analyze things from the systems point of view and regarding the organizational part of the company. It all comes together in one tool and that is what gives us the most value at the moment.""I am an advanced user. ARIS BPM is intuitive for me because I know the UML, BPMN, and EPC methodologies implemented in this tool. It is very easy to create processes for restructuring a company with some descriptions.""One of the many advantages of ARIS is that it is supported by a very strong BPM community, which is critical for us. Although it has been in business for many years, it is still at an early stage of evolution. There are so many instances where your specific use case or requirement for using ARIS hasn't necessarily been matured across the sector. So, you need access to a very active community to help you explore possible solutions and ways in which ARIS can be used to achieve those use cases.""In general, the users really like it and they can get started using it very easily."

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"Flexible and drag-and-drop type of UI is very valuable. The integrations are also very good. You can build workflows very quickly, which is my favorite activity. By using the GUI, you can build the entire mechanism, notifications, and all this kind of stuff.""One of the most valuable features is you can create without coding, it is a low code platform.""Bonita is user-friendly.""The most valuable features of Bonita are the connectors, detailed documentation, and web applications. The documentation was useful because it is how I learned how to use it.""I find process management and user interface designing the most valuable features."

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"One thing that could be improved is regarding the handling of the content itself. Maybe ARIS could provide a set of best practices, or best processes, so that people do not have to start from scratch.""Simulation is one area that is a bit complex.""The solution is difficult and not very exciting to learn.""There is a lot of room for improvement. They need to increase the performance of the system flow. They need to support it more. ARIS Process Governance is still quite basic, and they are using an old BPM and process automation module.""Its governance tool and integration with ESB and execution engine can be improved. Their partner support can also be improved.""I use it strictly for developing the business process model. I don't use it for the actual automation. I do that with Vtenext. I have standardized on Vtenext, and I don't use ARIS BPM anymore. The Vtenext UI is just as good, and it is much more tightly coupled to the underlying object model. I can get more done in one session with Vtenext rather than first going to ARIS BPM, then importing, and having to edit it for tight coupling.""Migration to the next release is very tricky. You can't do it without support from ARIS or from a software kit. And it takes a lot of time and a lot of money to migrate. My impression is that a lot of companies do not migrate regularly because of that issue.""The model graphics can be exported in PDF, but the model is too small to read."

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"Installation could be made easier.""I should be able to park the tasks that are within a process in a kind of container, and dynamically, a super admin should be able to connect these processes. This kind of feature might be helpful.""The interface is advanced and quite good, but it could improve.""There could be an improvement in IoT connectivity.""Bonita can improve by offering more flexibility. The developer does not receive the code of the application to modify it. Most of the other solutions I have used allow the developers to change or improve the code that is generated."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This is absolutely not the cheapest solution in the market, but for large companies, the price is fine."
  • "It depends on different parameters."
  • "The setup cost and pricing depend on the license (Modeler, Viewer, Administrator)."
  • "The price could be better."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "We have a concurrent license system."
  • "ARIS is quite expensive."
  • "ARIS enables you to start small and grow the use of the solution over time, although it's quite expensive. So if you want to start small, it's quite an investment for a small company."
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  • "Licensing cost for the Enterprise edition comes out to be around 40,000 a year. There is also a Community edition, which is free. Some customers can go for the Community edition, but some of them require the Enterprise edition. Big companies go for the Enterprise edition, which comes with a lot of additional features such as a mobile app."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "The price is fair for what we are using the solution for."
  • "I am using the free version of Bonita."
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    Answers from the Community
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    it_user548199 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user548199 (User at a tech company with 51-200 employees)

    Esperaba algo mas de este estilo, sin embargo desarrollé esta tabla de comparación de Suites BPM, la cuál no puedo anexar por lo que dejo en formato de texto en caso deque alguien requiera este conocimiento.

    Esta tabla fue desarrollada basandome en textos acádemicos de fuentes confiables. Sin embargo no pude encontrar el numero aproximado de clientes que usan ARIS, por lo que si alguien cuenta con esta información se lo agradecería mucho, ya que es el último dato que requiero para completar esta tabla comparativa.

    BizAgi Suite, Bonita BPM, IBM Suite, ARIS + Webmethods, AuraPortal, Oracle Suite, Appian eBPM HOPEX
    Requiere pago Software licenciado (anual o perpetuo), freeware en versiones académicas Versión pagada (licenciamiento anual) y versión gratuita Software licenciado Software licenciado Software licenciado Versión pagada y versión gratuita Software licenciado Versión pagada y versión gratuita
    Código abierto No Si (GPL) No No No No No No
    Diseño intuitivo Bastante Intuitivo Bastante Intuitivo Medianamente intuitivo Bastante Intuitivo Bastante Intuitivo Requiere tiempo de adaptación Medianamente intuitivo Bastante Intuitivo
    Acceso a licencia de prueba. Si No No Si Si No Si Si
    Tutoriales y Soporte técnico Si Si Si Si Si Si Si Si
    Notación para diagramar BPMN 2.0 BPMN 2.0 BPMN 2.0, BPEL BPMN 2.0, EPC BPMN 2.0 BPMN 2.0, BPEL BPMN 2.0, EPC BPMN 2.0
    Compatibilidad con base de datos SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, HSQL SQL Server SQL Server, Oracle SQL Server Oracle SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL SQL Server, Oracle
    Sistema operativo Windows, Linux Multi-plataforma Multi-plataforma Windows, Linux, Mac Windows Multi-plataforma Windows, Linux, Solaris Windows
    Monitoreo en tiempo real Si Si Si No Si Si Si Regular
    Servicio en la nube Si Si Si Si Si Si Si Si
    Requiere programación No No Poco Poco No Si Poco No
    Número de clientes >500 >1000 >3500 >800 >2000 >2000 >2700
    Principales clientes Adidas Group, BBVA, Telefónica, BNP Paribas Xerox, Stanford University, CSC Barclays, Emericon, Banca popolare di Milano, Saperion Fujitsu, Coca Cola, Electrolux, ING, Credit Suisse Toyota, RSA Chile, Coprusa Group, Refinery of the Pacific REDISA, Panduit, Total E&P Indonesie Amazon, M&T Bank, Nissan, Ford, Baxter Credit Union GNP, P&G, EuroControl, British American Tobacco
    Permite importar/exportar archivos BPMN Si Si Si Si Si Solo importación Si Si
    Nivel de documentación Medio Alto Medio Alto Alto Medio Bajo Alto
    Considera reglas de Negocio Si Si No Si Si No Si Si
    Validación de Modelo (diagramas) Si Si Si Si No Si Si
    Permite simulación Si Si Si Si Si Si Si No
    Requiere conocimiento del producto Poco Poco Normal Poco Poco Normal Normal Poco
    Año primera versión lanzada 1989 2001 1998 2009 2001 1997 1999 1994
    Accesibilidad móvil Si Si Si Si Si Si Si No
    Nivel de seguridad Regular Regular Regular Alto Alto Alto
    Facilidad de instalación Sencilla Sencilla Sencilla Sencilla Sencilla Media Sencilla Media
    Versión en español SI Si Si No Si Si No Si


    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It provides the discovery functionality, and you can have a simulation on top of it to get your design corrected to ensure that it is within the right state of parameters. It is a complete package… more »
    Top Answer:Its governance tool and integration with ESB and execution engine can be improved. Their partner support can also be improved.
    Top Answer:One of the things we like best about Bonita is that you can create without coding - it is a low-code platform. With Bonita, you can build the entire mechanism using the GUI, it’s that simple. You can… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of Bonita are the connectors, detailed documentation, and web applications. The documentation was useful because it is how I learned how to use it.
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    ARIS is the market-leading solution for professional business process management and modeling. Whether you want to document the "as-is" state of your operations for quality or certification reasons or design the "to-be" in terms of continuous improvement in your transformation program, ARIS is the best choice for establishing a single source of truth regarding all process excellence topics in your organization. It is for any organization looking to digitally transform their business, increase operational excellence and customer experience and ensure compliance in execution. ARIS helps you to make the most out of your processes with Process Mining, Risk & Compliance Management, RPA and much more.

    What makes the difference?

    • The most comprehensive platform for process excellence in the market
    • Easy to use
    • Covers business & IT architecture from all angles
    • Full flexibility and >100 diagram types
    • Customer-driven development based on best practices
    • Strong partner ecosystem

    ARIS is the market-leading solution for any organization and ideally suited to digitally transform the organization, increase operational excellence and customer experience and ensure compliance in execution.

    Bonitasoft helps innovative companies worldwide deliver better digital user experiences for customers and employees. The extensible and open Bonita application platform unleashes the full potential of multidisciplinary development teams to create Living Apps: applications that allow continuous and incremental improvement, connecting tailored user interfaces with reliable back-office operations.
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    Sample Customers
    Tesco, Weifu, Airbus, Siemens, Proximus, Alicorp, Sekerbank, Bancor, Emirates NBD, Dubai Municipality, BRC, Suva, U.S. Army, Australia Post, Westfalen Weser Energie - ARIS serves customers across all industries and of every size. Companies trust ARIS as the market leader for process excellence with more than 10 million users worldwide, from 1 user companies to the Fortune 500.
    With more than 1000 customers in 75 countries, and its ecosystem of more than 120,000 members, Bonitasoft is the largest provider of open-source Business Process Management, Low-code and Digital Transformation software worldwide.
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm35%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Insurance Company8%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Energy/Utilities Company25%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Company Size
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    ARIS BPA vs. Bonita
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ARIS BPA vs. Bonita and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    ARIS BPA is ranked 4th in Business Process Design with 17 reviews while Bonita is ranked 10th in Business Process Design with 5 reviews. ARIS BPA is rated 8.2, while Bonita is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of ARIS BPA writes "Departments can simply document their processes and flowcharts". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Bonita writes "Good integrations, helpful for quickly building workflows, and has a Community edition". ARIS BPA is most compared with SAP Signavio Process Manager, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Camunda Platform, Visio and Bizagi, whereas Bonita is most compared with Camunda Platform, Bizagi, IBM BPM, ProcessMaker and Pega BPM. See our ARIS BPA vs. Bonita report.

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